When To Add Fragrance To Soy Candles?

Adding fragrance to your soy candle wax depends on what kind of wax you are using and what brand. Usually with 100% soy wax you want to melt your candle wax to 185 degrees and then add your fragrance oil at 175-185. This ensures that the oil mixes well with the wax. If you add it too cool, it will not incorporate with the wax very well. With soy votive wax blends, you want to melt your wax to 195-200 degrees and then let it cool down to 180-185 to add your fragrance oil.

Different wax manufacturers may have different instructions, so follow those first if they differ from what I’ve told you. If that doesn’t work well, then try the above temps to add your fragrance oil. There are many different blends of soy wax so they also may have different temperatures to heat them up to so make sure to follow those instructions. Heating your soy wax too hot can cause it to discolor which is not good if you are using no dye.

Questions? Feel free to ask!

What Fragrance Oils are Best for Soy Candle Making?

Fragrance is the essence of scented soy candles, so obviously everyone that makes soy candles wants to make their candles the best scented out there! There are so many different fragrances and fragrance oil suppliers that it can be difficult to know which fragrances throw well in soy wax and which suppliers carry the best fragrances.

Hot scent throw is what every candle maker strives for. A candle can have an awesome cold throw, but then when you burn it for awhile it may do poorly with the hot throw.

This is why it’s so important to buy the right fragrance oils. There’s nothing worse than spending a bunch of money on candle fragrance oils and then finding out they do not have a good hot scent throw!

The thing with soy candles is that not all oils throw well in soy wax, so you need to make sure you buy fragrance oils that are made for soy wax or known to throw well in soy.

So I am going to list oils from a few different soy candle fragrance oil suppliers that I know to give a good hot throw in soy candle wax. These are oils that I have used and highly recommend. I have by no means tried all the oils that these suppliers carry, so that’ll be up to you if you want to try some other kinds. Many candle making suppliers carry 1oz samples of their oils, so it is wise to start with that and do some testing of your soy candles before deciding on buying more in bulk.

And remember, just because a fragrance oil from one company throws awesome, that does not mean the same fragrance from a different company will do the same! Oils will vary from company to company (though some may use the same manufacturer, so might have some of the same fragrances).

When I was searching for a good coffee scent, I bought samples from 4 different places and none of them smelled the same. I thought that the coffee scent from Candlesoylutions in the list below was the truest black coffee fragrance (I do use the max amount of that one since it is harder to get any coffee scent to throw strong)

Soy Candle Fragrance List

(I will continually update this list as I test more fragrance oils)

Candle Soylutions

Almost Paradise
Apple Pie
Apple Spice
Apple Strudel
Birthday Cake
Black Coffee (light throw)
Buttered Rum
Carrot Cake
Cherry Almond
Cinnamon Spice
Clean Cotton
Clove Pomander
Cucumber Melon
Fresh Linen
Lemon Cheesecake
Lilac Blossoms
Love Spell
Orange Spice
Pumpkin Pie
Sugar Cookie
Toasted Hazelnut
White Cake
Wild Cherry

Candle Cocoon

Brewed Jasmine
Cranberry Compote
Crushed Strawberry and Rhubarb
Melon,Fig and Apricot
Winter Woodlands Whisper
Daydream Believer
Raspberry Crodial


Apple Pie
Pumpkin Crunch

Natures Garden

Fresh Cut Grass
Leather Jacket

There may have been some fragrances that I missed and there are definitely more that I will be testing, so check back as I will update this list as I test more fragrance oils.

If you know of some other oils that are great in soy, please feel free to share in the comments!

What’s the difference? Essential Oils and Fragrance Oils